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Sep 20, 2010 6:00am PDT
of using the express lane along 680. $1 that is going to change depending on congestion. here along the highway, between southbound 680, senole grade. 14 miles worth of highway, this is how things will look as you drive through, a half mile before each entrance, toll pricing sign, tolls vary depending on congestion. fact tract trance ponder will fact transponder will be read and you cannot exit until you get to mission. chp officers will be out in full force making sure drivers understand. sergeant cross with the california highway patrol, what do you anticipate as the day goes on? >> we anticipate initially there may be confusion but we will have extra officers working the area to be a visible presence as well as conduct enforcement. we highly recommend that spend an extra 10 minutes, do research as far as ins and outs of these express lanes so you are more comfortable. >> what are you looking for as far as making sure people don't cross the lines? >> yeah, the biggest thing, just have that invisible presence, more officers in the area. we want to ensure it is moving smoothly and a
CBS
Sep 20, 2010 5:00am PDT
will be able to pay a toll and use the lanes, it is still free for car poolers, these are the fist express lanes to open -- first express lanes to open up in northern california. the proceeds will go towards a feature tolling project. we will keep you updated usually a congested area. hopefully it will relieve some stress for drivers. let's look at your forecast. here is tracy. >> thanks can i anna. coming up, a mixed weekend. even a few showers and sprinkles in the north bay yesterday. sunshine, temperatures warming up. lower 80s fairfield, concord, 79 liver more, oakland, fremont. 78 san jose, the closer you get to the coastline temperatures don't shift so much. vallejo and san raphael, 80s. we will look at more cities across the bay area and take a look what will happen for the first couple days of fall. it officially arrives wednesday. >>> you are sure it didn't get here a couple weeks ago. >> felt like fall all summer long. >> thanks very much. 5:01 a.m. something new in the east bay a new way to avoid traffic jams makes its debut this morning right at this very minute. let's go to an
CBS
Sep 21, 2010 6:00am PDT
. they gave us a loose description. black man, in his 20s, dark clothing, with a weapon. that's describing a lot of people possibly. that's the information we have. women in the area are told to stay in well lighted areas with other people around. >> i wish i could find someplace else to walk. >> everybody especially people by themselves are all walking around with an ipod in their ear. >> reporter: that woman is absolutely right this. certainly puts your defenses down, people with ipods, iphones, any sort of cell phone or mp3 player when you have the headphones in your ear. you become a target according to police. and they are warning people to lock the doors in your car immediately and be careful getting out of your car, as well. although we don't know the exact circumstances of these attacks, it might involve a vehicle because police are also sending out that warning. we are waiting for more information from the oakland pd. >> thank you. anne makovec in oakland. >>> and a woman was able to fight off her attacker in the south bay over the weekend. the woman says she was jogging sunday mo
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 6:00pm PDT
, looking at it under an electron microscope son that we can see minute details that will help us identify the nature of the breach. >> reporter: the ntsb is relying on the public for the search. if anyone smelled gas in the week before the explosion, if anyone saw dead plants near the explosion site, if anyone found metal that could be part of the exploded pipe. email sanbruno@ntsb.org. among the documents there is no record of anyone calling pg&e to report gas although cbs 5 interviewed half dozen people who shade that was the case in the neighborhood. ntsb plans to be here at least a week to ten more days scouring the enabled looking for clues. >> thank you, simon perez in san bruno. >>> well, it's certainly a question a lot of people have tonight: how are you supposed to know if there is a natural gas transmission line in your neighborhood? it's a harder thing to find out than you might expect. the online resource for this kind of information is the government-run national pipeline mapping system. the first thing you see on their web page now is a warning about extremely high traffic
CBS
Sep 22, 2010 6:00am PDT
for joining us this morning. >> good morning. >> reporter: you think how this is proceeds depends on the boy's parents. absolutely. what's going to be key here, did this boy's parents consent to him being scared straight by this officer or was this vigilantism, a police officer take the law into his own hands? when you're a police officer you're always on duty and if you're going to cuff somebody, you have need to have a legitimate reason for doing it. >> reporter: reportedly these parents also have cell phone video of this arrest going on where this boy is allegedly handcuffed. that's probably going to come into play as well? >> absolutely. the witness statements and those cell phone videos are going to be key here and the district attorney will look at that in deciding whether to charge false imprisonment against this police officer. >> reporter: all right. mr. clark, thank you for joining us. we'll talk to you again at 6:30. back to you, sydnie. >> can you ask mr. clark, there were charges filed against both of the children, right? what happens there? i mean, is any of this made public?
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 5:00pm PDT
harness, he is using sophisticated suckings cups on his hands and feet and stir republicans attached to the suckings cups. he told police it would only take him an hour to get to the top as he did have a conversation with officers on the ground but as i say he is going on three hours now. police and fire department personnel are here, they are telling us the strategy is to let him time climb to top, they are checking in to see if he is okay. and then at the top he will be arrested by san francisco police officers. the skyscraper man is dan goodwin, in a press release he handed oughton the ground before his climb he said he is doing this for two reasons, one to draw attention the vulnerability of skyscrapers to terrorist attack. of course september 11th is a few days aday. and secondly to draw attention to cancer. in his press rehe's he describes himself as a cancer survivor that he once felt so hopeless he contemplated jumping off the golden gate bridge. he is carrying a flag to unfurl at the top. he claims to have scaled not only the world trade center but the sears tower, these are
CBS
Sep 15, 2010 5:00am PDT
that you would like me to ask him, please email them right now to us at mornings@cbs5.com. >> some amazing stories from those firefighters. anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> well, moments after the explosion, a local man grabbed a cell phone and started recording. walter mccaffrey says the blast knocked him off his feet. but after making sure that his family was out of the house, he called 911 and then he grabbed his cell phone and took this video. he was not injured. >>> the coroner has identified a fourth victim. 81-year-old elizabeth torres was home watching the football game on tv when the pipeline blew. torres lived with her daughter, one of her nine children. her son-in-law suffered severe burns trying to rescue her. also among the dead, jackie grieg and her 13-year-old daughter janessa, and jessica morales. the three people still missing are all members of the same family. 50-year-old greg bullis, his 17- year-old son william, and greg's 85-year-old mother lavonne have not been seen or heard from since thursday. san bruno detectives will keep working it as a mis
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 12:00pm PDT
will be read then by an overhead antenna. if you are a single drive using the express lane without fastrak, you are subject to a ticket from the chp. >> we are currently drafting a management plan in regards to these lanes so that our officers have a full understanding as to what their purpose is out there and as to how we are going to conduct our enforcement. >> now, things get a little more complicated when it comes to fast track, though. since carpoolers, motorcycles, qualified low emission vehicles are still allowed to use the lanes for free, they have to hide their fastrak transponder from the antenna using a special mylar bag that comes with the device. otherwise, their transponder will charge them whatever fee is in effect at that point. all the money collected will help to potentially build a northbound express lane here along 680. now, it's going to be confusing for drivers. authorities are concerned about that. we have a lot of information right now on our website, cbs5.com. click on "newslinks" including information on the entry and exits. because that is all not going to be the same
CBS
Sep 15, 2010 6:00am PDT
to ask him, email us at mornings@cbs5.com. elizabeth and sydnie? >> anne, thanks very much. anne makovec in san bruno. >>> the coroner's office has identified a fourth victim in the explosion. 81-year-old elizabeth torres, a mother of nine. she lived just yards from the blast site. she was home watching the nfl season opener when that explosion hit. she got trapped inside. >>> victims of the blast were honored at last night's giants game. kids from san bruno baseball league took part in the ceremony. the giants donated $3 from every ticket to the recovery effort. that came out to more than $100,000 total. >>> there is much more coverage of the san bruno explosion on our website including we have raw video, news conferences, the 911 tapes, and some information as well on how you can help. just check out cbs5.com. >>> it is 6:06. let's get another extended look at traffic and weather. >> he anna, people having to use their windshield wipers? >> he nan? >> they haven't turned on the metering lights just yet. it's still 18 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. elsewhere westbound 5
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am PDT
this section that water had shown up in tests. the key to fighting this corrosion apparently using chemicals or robots to scrape microbes away but apparently pg&e says the pipeline in san bruno was too narrow and had too many bends for some of the recommended treatments. pg&e said it did use ultrasonic techniques to detect corrosion and didn't find any. meanwhile, the public utilities commission has voted to bring an independent panel in to investigation this explosion, looking into what pg&e and state agencies could have done to avoid the disaster. state leaders are pushing to make sure pg&e pays for the cost of the panel out of its own profits so customers do not have to foot the bill. today is day 2 of heavy demolition an clean-up in the neighborhood what remains of the 35 homes that were burned to the ground will be removed over the next several weeks. large excavators and workers in protective gear are working on three homes a day. at the same time, street sweepers and water trucks work to keep the area clean by reducing the threat of toxic dust. >> want to make sure that we're very and
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 11:00pm PDT
vasquez on why pg&e says it can't do that. >> it's just red line. >> reporter: livermore mayor showed us. >> amanda: his fire department was able to skirt up. a pipeline underneath vineyards, it is about the only populated area nearby. accord to go a pg&e report from 2009 obtained by cbs5 the utility said it needed to fix this stretch of pipeline calling it the highest-risk pipeline in the bay area. the livermore mayor says he was shocked, he asked pg&e for more specifics but never got an answer today. >> no doubt it's on the south end of the city and it doesn't impact as many people as it would in neighborhoods in san brown oh but by gosh i think our citizens deserve some information from pgee so we know what this means. >> what information have you got. >> the truth is nothing. accord to go the same paperwork they need to replace a four- mile section of pipeline 131 in fremont and call this the second highest risk pipeline in the bay area. the fire chief says he knows it fakes through but he couldn't get any more specifics from pg&e either. >> right now they can't tell us so they are u
CBS
Sep 1, 2010 6:00am PDT
. >> a historic moment in baghdad as u.s. officials formally hand over control of military operations back to the iraq government. >> good morning. it's wednesday, september 1. i'm john kessler. >> i'm sydnie kohara. good morning, everyone. >>> an east bay murder suspect is dead this morning. he is now being connected with killings in two counties. right now bomb squad units are at two different locations. anne makovec is at a home in vallejo where officers made a gruesome discovery. >> reporter: good morning. police have been here all night. they found the bodies of two women in this home here behind me on upland court overnight. the bodies were chopped up, according to police. police have not positively confirmed yet if they are indeed two missing women in their 60s that have been missing since last week. one of those women did live here. they were both acquaintances of a man suspected of at least two other murders and here is that man. his name is efren valdemoro, 38 years old. now, he was shot and killed by officers last night. officers say that valdemoro fled the chp on a high-speed c
CBS
Sep 7, 2010 6:00pm PDT
there is another transportation option. just as fast would save money. simon perez shows us that alternative tonight. simon perez. >> reporter: the big question, what's the best way to get from bart to here to oakland international airport? bart says the best way is a monorail like the ones in las vegas but there is a transportation advocacy group that says no way, a bus is better, faster and cheaper. >>> reporter: this is the way it's done today, to get to oakland international airport bart riders must leave the station and lug their luggage onto air bart the dedicated bus line to the airport. >> i would like the monorail system better because it seems more efficient. >> reporter: that's just what bart is proposing spending nearly half a billion dollars on the oakland airport connector. it's not a bart train. it's an automated monorail like the ones that go between casinos in las vegas. transform is a public transit advocacy group that says spending that kind of money on a monorail is like throwing it into a wood chipper, a waste. instead the group proposes to run buses on -- >> an exclusiv
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 6:00am PDT
comfortable because we have a lot of other projects and programs this money can be used for. >> reporter: but councilmembers agree the city does have something to gain from the school district as well, while the district has no operational money it does have capital funds so the two entities are partners up for projects like improving a city swim center on kennedy's campus and a community center at a local park. but we are expecting to see a funding measure on the ballot in 2011. coming up in the next half hour we'll take a look at some of the arguments we'll be hearing next year at this time probably. >> okay. thank you, anne makovec in richmond. >>> plenty of tension during the last two hours of a flight from bangkok to los angeles last night. somebody found a bomb threat on a bathroom mirror on a thai airways flight. there were 189 people on board. as soon as the flight landed at l.a.x., the pilot parked the plane away from the terminal and the fbi moved in. the agents went through the plane, checked luggage, interviewed passenger and crew, found no evidence of explosives and did not
CBS
Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm PDT
tell us about that? >> sorry. >> reporter: can you explain what kind of caregivers they are? deleon's own mother was one of the people evacuated by the neighbors and firefighters who joined in the good samaritan effort. the two men drove the women to the hospital in their own cars. none were seriously injured. >> i have always taught my kids, help people when you can. you know? and if anybody ever says anything, oh, you know, what can i do for you helping me, pass the favor along. >> reporter: unfortunately, we were not able to get much information out of the nursing home owner. so we don't know the status, dana, of the two women who were hired to take care of those elderly patients. we do know that the san mateo county authorities, the board of supervisors, and the ombudsman will be looking into this case. also, they might be giving a commendation to the people who helped out in this very dire situation. >> oh, my goodness. i hope they give a commendation to the two men. god bless them! those women -- they were sitting ducks. >> reporter: absolutely. the fact that one of them was s
CBS
Sep 10, 2010 5:00am PDT
bruno, bracket. >> thank you. >> simon perez joins from us bayhill shopping center a major gathering spot for the evacuees. >> reporter: good morning. you can see behind me the red cross truck is here. they are certainly helping many of those people who had their homes either completely burned to the ground or had a lot of damage done to it. you can see some of the video there. dozens of homes that burned and more that are damaged. one person confirmed dead and dozens hurt. many people taking themselves to the hospital. some with severe burns, others with smoke inhalation, some in nearby hospital, others as far as san francisco. saint francis burn unit was treating some of the people last night. this is going to be a pretty difficult search operation, certainly not rescue but a search operation as cadaver dogs go through some of the rubble this morning. mainly, that's because many of the people if there are any left inside pretty much would have been incinerated. this fire was so hot, i was here last night that it just eliminated the houses almost instantly. you see skeletons, chimne
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 5:00pm PDT
additional resources just west of us. not sure what that street is. >> you can hear chaos, confusion, over what exactly sparked that fireball. but it wasn't until hours later after lives and homes were lost that we learned it was a pipeline explosion. tonight we're hearing from those first responders about what exactly they faced. firefighters from 20 department came in to help. 18 minutes after they arrived, the fire reached six alarms. john ramos on how they described the inferno. >> i was off duty at the time. i was at my son's baseball practice when my wife and i saw the explosion. and i turned to her and she look right at me and she said go. and i told her i would call her when i could >>> reporter: most people ran from the inferno that night but as always, there are those whose job it is to run toward it. some of them told their stories today. >> initially, we're thinking that a jet airplane went down from san francisco airport and then when the second call came in for south city fireworks i perjury was thinking it might be a terrorist thing. >> reporter: when the explosion happened
CBS
Sep 23, 2010 6:00am PDT
and brookwood so use a detour around brookwood then get back on camino pablo to access the freeway on the eastbound side of 24. so just a heads up through there. anne will have more information coming up. we have a sunny forecast on tap. tracy has details. >> yeah, plenty of sunshine, warmer weather. day one. warmup. here's a look at some highs today. lower 80s from concord to livermore, mid-70s in oakland and fremont, 77 degrees in san jose. of 69 in san francisco. the mid-70s in vallejo and san ra fes. over the weekend the 90s. we have your weekend forecast, the seven-day forecast coming up. back to you. >> thank you. >>> pg&e trying to cap that gas line break in downtown orinda. this is the third gas leak in the bay area in the last 24 hours. anne makovec is in orinda and joins us by phone where, ann, main street i understand in the downtown area is closed? >> two blocks of moraga way closed down right in downtown orinda and you can smell gas authorities of downtown. i'm at the bart station up the hill the smell of natural gas is in the air but fire officials have assured us th
CBS
Sep 29, 2010 5:00am PDT
. anne makovec is at san quentin prison in marin county to tell us why. >> reporter: if the plan that was in effect on monday would have stuck, albert greenwood brown would be dead right now but he is alive behind me at san quentin this morning because of a decision by a federal judge last evening. brown would have been california's first execution in almost five years, but judge fogel suspended the execution until he finishes reviewing a lawsuit against california's lethal injection procedure. concerns that it's cruel and unusual punishment. if the first of three drugs administered doesn't work properly, the inmate could suffer extreme pain from the third drug which stops the heart. the family of brown's victim just wants it over with. here's her brother speaking about what it was like after his 15-year-old sister disappeared. >> i remember getting in the truck with my father and... [ crying ] >> ... driving up and down the... uhm....... driving up and down the streets, you know, callingherr name. >> reporter: the stay of execution is being appealed to the state court of appeal
CBS
Sep 1, 2010 7:00am PDT
>>> got a story idea or comment you would like to share with us? email brian@cbs5.com. >>> expecting earl. evacuations are under way in north carolina. as hurricane earl threatens to slam the east coast. dave price is live on the scene. he will tell us where it is headed and when it may hit. >>> turning the page. in a prime time address, president obama says now that u.s. combat operations in iraq are over, it is time to move on and put the focus back on our own soil. >> our most urgent attack is to restore our economy and put the millions of americans who have lost their jobs back to work. >> we will hear from both sides of the aisle in interviews with vice president biden and senator john mccain. >>> the battle ahead. legendary actor michael douglas opens up to david letterman about his fight with cancer. >> i finished my first week of radiation and chemo. and it is about an eight-week struggle. >> why douglas is optimistic he will make a full recovery. "early" this wednesday morning, september 1st, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning. good morning to fol
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 5:00am PDT
's actually confirmed. but they say that they will let us know as soon as new information comes in on exactly what caused this pipeline explosion. here in san bruno, the investigation continues this morning. the ntsb has been collecting evidence from around the blast site, pieces of the pipeline exploded on thursday leaving this crater in the ground in the middle of a neighborhood. the ruptured line was in a high concentration area so it should have more inspections. pg&e says the line was slated to be replaced according to documents. now piece of it have become evidence instead of being simply retired, including a 28- foot section ripped out of the ground and tossed 100 feet into the air by the blast. it's being shipped to washington, d.c. as part of the investigation. did anybody smell gas before the blast? we have gotten several reports that people did smell gas and reported it to pg&e. but pg&e denies it. >> we are not able to find instances of people who reported an odor and we would ask anybody who says that they reported smelling gas to contact us through whatever means. >> reporter: w
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 5:00am PDT
that water had shown up in tests. the key to fighting this corrosion apparently using chemicals or robots to scrape microbes away but apparently pg&e says the pipeline in san bruno was too narrow and had too many bends for some of the recommended treatments. pg&e said it did use ultrasonic techniques to detect corrosion and didn't find any. meanwhile, the public utilities commission has voted to bring an independent panel in to investigation this explosion, looking into what pg&e and state agencies could have done to avoid the disaster. state leaders are pushing to make sure pg&e pays for the cost of the panel out of its own profits so customers do not have to foot the bill. right now, heavy demolition and clean-up are going on here at the site in the neighborhood leveled by that explosion. the 35 homes that were burned to the ground will be removed. that process started yesterday. large excavators and workers in protective gear are working on three homes a day. at the same time, street sweepers and water trucks work to keep the area clean by reducing the threat of toxic dust. >> want to
CBS
Sep 29, 2010 5:00pm PDT
there in the spotlight. >>> today the two candidates for u.s. senate debated each other. this is the second debate for democrat barbara boxer and republican carly fiorina. the first was earlier this month in moraga. now this time the debate was held on public radio. fiorina says boxer was an ineffective legislator who has accomplished very little during her 28 years in the senate. boxer fired back saying, fiorina's budget recommendations would be a disaster for california. >>> we have breaking news. late today the state supreme court prevented what would have been california's first execution in nearly five years. convicted killer albert greenwood brown was scheduled to be put to death tomorrow. but justices unanimously denied a request by the state to begin using new procedures for lethal injection. now the state won't be able to execute brown until next year. that's because california's supply of a lethal injection drug expires on friday. the new supply isn't due to arrive until next year. brown was convicted in 1982 for the rape and murder of a 15- year-old girl in southern california. >>> nob
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 6:00pm PDT
looking for a man believed to be the fifth victim. ken makovec shows us it is a painstaking process. >> reporter: it is day four of the search through the keller canyon landfill here in pittsburgh. authorities are searching for any sign of the whereabouts of 35-year-old frederick sales. they process they are using is first going through with an excavator to loosen up some of the compacted trash and then two dozen volunteers go through that trash by hand. here is a picture of the man they are looking for, frederick sales who father was found beaten to death. they believe it was volunteer demar oh who killed him. he has been charged with the killing of three other people including his ex-girlfriend and two women in their 60s, one of whom he lived with on and off. he was shot and killed by officers last week. they are searching this dump because a car val die more oh often drove was found near some dumpsters and their contents were dumped at this landfill. again, this was day four of the search, authorities believed they will have one or two more days worth of garbage to sift through.
CBS
Sep 7, 2010 6:00am PDT
's get another check of traffic and weather. elizabeth, how's it looking? >> chopper 5 is with us now. and they are showing us how great it looks across the richmond/san rafael bridge. they are heading west to the scene of that earlier brush fire out of san rafael. it was reported southbound 101 at sir francis drake. fire crews were blocking lanes at 4:00. as you can sees across the span of the bridge out of richmond traffic is great. no issues. just behind the sound wall near sir francis drake boulevard. we got off the phone with the chief of the fire department and the fire is out. fire crews are off to the shoulder but no longer blocking any lanes. out to the san mateo bridge, everything looks great. 14 minutes in the commute direction of westbound 92 towards the peninsula. that's your traffic. here's lawrence with your forecast. >> temperatures really cooling down outside around the bay area, elizabeth. good old low clouds and fog starting to make its way back onshore. you see some of those patches sneaking inside the bay now but all along the coastline more of that throughout the
CBS
Sep 16, 2010 6:00am PDT
.m. >>> meg whitman has now spent more of her own money on her campaign than any politician in u.s. history. the former head of san jose- based ebay just contributed another $15 million to her run for governor of california. the running total of her personal donations, $119 million. that is more than the previous record set by new york city mayor michael bloomberg. >>> the california teachers association has made changes to a television ad criticizing whitman. >> whitman says we should cutted another $7 billion from our schools, teacher layoffs 100,000 more, 33% larger class size. >> that's a clip from the original ad. campaign attorney warned tv stations they could be held liable for slanderous or libelous statements if they keep running it. cbs 5 and some other stations stopped airing that spot. >> i have never said anything like that. in fact, my third priority is education. >> have meg tell us where she is going to get the money from, that's all we're asking. teachers want to know. >> but the ad says "meg says she is going to take $7 billion from education." >> yeah. >> she doesn't say
CBS
Sep 22, 2010 5:00am PDT
, lower deck, chp has issued a wind advisory. use caution. 18 minutes from the bridge to the maze. and roadwork to report. 101 southbound through brisbane various lanes blocked as well as northbound 101 as you work your way through oyster point to brisbane so give yourself some extra time through there. that's a look at traffic. let's check your weather. here's tracy. >> hey, thanks, gianna. out the door this morning, we have a few areas of low clouds especially inland. partly cloudy and breezy around the bay and low clouds at the coast. temperatures for the morning from the upper 40s, yeah, not a lot of clouds out there so cooling off in the overnight hours, to 60 degrees around the bay. for the afternoon temperatures are slightly warmer today. sunny, mild inland anywhere from 70 to 78 degrees. mostly sunny around the bay and slightly breezy with temperatures ranging from 65 to 68 degrees. and mostly sunny and breezy along the coastline. a nice afternoon expected. hot temperatures, real hot temperatures are on the way. we'll take a look at the seven- day forecast coming up. back
CBS
Sep 3, 2010 5:00pm PDT
to be 40 feet deep. and while people use their eyes and hands, a dog is using its nose. back live now to chopper 5, the searchers again will be back tomorrow morning and work through tomorrow and possibly even for the day after depending on what they find if anything. frederick sales was last seen a week ago yesterday. we are told that his car has been found. no one is saying where or weather. inside it no signs of a struggle. in contra costa county, i'm sherry hu. >>> efren valdemoro is the man suspected in the disappearance of frederick sales as well as the murder of sales' father. police had been called to break up a fight between those three men back on august 22. it was at the hercules home owned by cindy tran and rented to the saleses. a beaten up valdemoro vowed to press charges. but before legal action was taken, ricardo's body was found and frederick went missing. valdemoro was shot and killed by the chp tuesday night in richmond after a high-speed chase. >>> and police say valdemoro had kidnapped and strangled his ex-girlfriend, cindy tran. tonight in vallejo, family and fri
CBS
Sep 8, 2010 5:00am PDT
and programs this money can be used for. >> reporter: but councilmembers agree the city does have something to gain from the school district as well, while the district has no operational money it does have capital funds so the two entities are partners up for projects like improving a city swim center on kennedy's campus and a community center at a local park. but we are expecting to see a funding measure on the ballot in 2011. coming up in the next half hour we'll take a look at some of the arguments we'll be hearing next year at this time probably. >> but a lot of relieved parents and kids, i'm sure. thank you, anne makovec in richmond. >>> plenty of tension during the last two hours of a flight from bangkok to los angeles last night. somebody found a bomb threat on a bathroom mirror on a thai airways flight. there were 189 people on board. as soon as the flight landed at l.a.x., the pilot parked the plane away from the terminal and the fbi moved in. the agents went through the plane, corrected luggage, interviewed -- checked luggage, interviewed passenger and crew, found no evidence of
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 5:00am PDT
was used and my understanding is that it refers to high consequence area and it's a definition in pipeline -- in pipeline regulatory terms, the definition that relates to population density and not to the strength or integrity of the pipe. >> reporter: terms aside, though, when you look at what happened here, there's a lot of concern in other communities. pg&e has more than 6,000 miles of transmission lines in california. they have been ordered to inspect them all with the concentration on high pressure lines in densely populated neighborhoods like this one here in san bruno. now, also this morning, at 8:00 a.m., we are expecting to hear some new information from the san mateo county coroner's office. we do have several people still missing this morning. so we might have some information coming in about them. >> anne in san bruno, thank you. >>> pg&e is giving each household in the disaster zone up to $50,000. no strings attached. >> it's theirs to use in any way, shape or form that they want. we will not be asking them and will not ask them to sign any releases when they accept that. >> i
CBS
Sep 22, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. the officer's attorney said, the officer was essentially invited to use scare straight tactics and there were no objections to the lecture or handcuffing. everything was done in the spirit of reaching a troubled young man headed down the wrong path. but if that'swhy did the boy's mother file a case with internal affairs? >> the fact that the mother went so, to them as a result of this indicates that this was not consensual. in other words, the parents didn't want their son handcuffed that this police officer stepped way over the line between being an upset parent and abusing his authorities. >> reporter: sex between minors even consensual sex is a misdemeanor. and the san jose police department cited both children in this case for that misdemeanor. dana, this is a case that we are going to be hearing a lot more of especially with that cell phone video that allegedly shows some of the comments made by the officer while he was doing this lecture with the boy. >> all right. len ramirez, thank you. >>> this story generating a lot of conversation. comments are piling up on our website. you can che
CBS
Sep 16, 2010 5:00am PDT
but they have to pay a fee with a fastrak. carpools will still be able to use the lane without charge. that express lane will be between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. at 10:00 this morning, politicians and transportation officials will have a kickoff celebration right there near the freeway. >>> it is 5:06. let's get another check of the weather and traffic. gianna, how's commute looking? >> the freeways are looking very good. very light on the roads. but the surface streets is where we are having a trouble spot this morning near golden gate accident at richardson and chestnut. sfpd and emergency crews are on scene. expect that intersection to be blocked for some time until it's cleared out of the road. give yourself extra time if you head through richardson near chest enough. elsewhere closures taking place. near the moscone center, this is for oracle open word. tonight at 8:00, howard street will be shut down between third and fourth streets. that will be in effect until friday the 24th. so definitely give yourself extra time through that area. rig
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Sep 16, 2010 12:00pm PDT
rattling nerves in that city today. anne makovec in san bruno with the very latest developments for us. anne. >> reporter: nerves are raw, allen. there was a press conference here at city hall today with a lot of warnings for people about criminals that may want to take advantage of the destruction. there's already been two people arrested, accused of trying to bilk the system by posing as phony victims. they are set to be in court this afternoon at 1:30. also warnings today about the potential of phony charities out there. so watch who you give money to. but the main concern for victims, phony contractors. the state put these signs up all over the blast zone neighborhood to warn people. any contractor you hire should have a license displayed on all advertising material and paperwork. you can see that at checkthelicensefirst.com. we have that on cbssanfrancisco.com. you can check there to see if they have workers' comp. insurance if they are required if they have any additional people working for them. otherwise, you the property owner could be sued if someone is injured at your home.
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 6:00am PDT
of our freedom of expression, freedom of speech, because they are trying to shut us down. >> these are people in gainesville that held their own interfaith service yesterday against the koran burning actually last night. organizers say that their turnout outnumbered the 50 members of jones' church. >>> the future of california's furlough fridays is in the hands of the state supreme court. yesterday, attorneys for the governor and union workers delivered their arguments before the justices in san francisco. the court has to decide whether governor schwarzenegger has the authority to furlough more than 200,000 state workers to save money. there are currently three furlough days each month, which amounts to a 14% pay cut for each state employee. >> the governor's authority to furlough state employees stems from his implied and inherent powers as the chief executive officer of the state of california. >> we think the governor violated state law and the labor contracts when unilaterally imposed on state employees took money out of their checks and locked them out. that violate
CBS
Sep 14, 2010 6:00am PDT
like that. frankly, that's some of the things that the ntsb will be looking at to give us some understanding of what more we could have done. >> reporter: that's talking about what they could have done after what could have been done before the big question. a 2009 pg&e document put a nearby section of the ruptured gas line pipeline 132 in the top 100 highest risk lines section of pg&e's pipelines. that section was actually 2.5 miles north of the blast site in south san francisco. the document said that the line was slated to be fixed in 2012 and that "the likelihood of a failure makes the risk of a failure at this location unacceptably high." when you look at what happened here, there's a lot of concern about other pipelines here in california and across the state. the public utilities commission has ordered pg&e to inspect all 6,000 of its lines here in california with a special concentration on those high pressure lines located in high density areas like here in san bruno. >> anne, i'm looking at a website pg&e has, what, 6,000 lines, 6500 miles of pipeline. it puts it in pe
CBS
Sep 1, 2010 5:00pm PDT
learning a little more about valdemoro and what they are telling us is that they are finding out he didn't have a permanent address. we live in someone's home here in vallejo, someone else's in hercules. when he was living in that apartment complex where he didn't pay the run and was evicted he lived with cindy tran and over their apartment complex every now and then a woman would come in claiming she was his mom saying, where's my cadillac? have you seen my escalade? it turns out that that woman is one of the victims that was found in a house here in vallejo today. so allen, they are trying to put all these pieces together. they don't believe it's his mom but she would refer to herself as his mom. there is a clique the folks here involved in this that apparently would go gambling together allen, and they had a relationship, it's just not clear what they were at this point. >> joe vazquez in vallejo, thank you. i have more pieces to this puzzle. perhaps the only person who could provide some of the clues as to what happened is in custody. 72-year-old charles rittenhouse owns that vallejo
CBS
Sep 9, 2010 5:00am PDT
today. marcus stanley resigned after u.s. capital police say he was trying to carry marijuana into a senate building. politico reports stanley was going through security at the hart office building in washington two days ago when an officer saw him trying to conceal a green leafy substance, that turned out to be marijuana. >>> a big marijuana growing operation near san ramon has been busted. it was in a remote area in the lost trap pass regional wilderness. police found 1800 pot plants yesterday and arrested a pittsburg man they say was living there. another suspect got away. investigators estimate that marijuana is worth a quarter million dollars. >>> thousands of people waiting to learn if their homes are still standing in colorado. at least 135 homes have been destroyed by the wildfire near boulder. about 1,000 others are threatened. evacuation orders for some of the fire areas are expected to be lifted today. right now, 3500 people are out of of their homes. there's been some light rain overnight and cooler temperatures so that helped to get the fire 10% contained this mor
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